David Childree, coach at the American Heritage Schools in Florida, offers some thoughts on approaching the Wikileaks topic.
Topic: Resolved: High school Public Forum Debate resolutions should not confront sensitive religious issues. Harker JB (Akshay Jagadeesh & Rohan Bopardikar) (Con) defeated Ft Lauderdale GB (Matthew Gold & Czar Bernstein), 2-1 decision; judges: David Childree, Maura Lohan, Alex Noot* In the final round, Harker JB (Akshay Jagadeesh & Rohan Bopardikar) (Con) defeated New Trier [...]
Learn about approaching Public Forum Debate from some of the most respected teachers and accomplished coaches in the field, recorded at The Glenbrooks Tournament, November 2010.
Resolved: Allowing deep water offshore oil drilling is in the best interest of the United States.
Resolved: Current trends in American political dialogue compromise meaningful democratic deliberation. The 2010 NFL Public Forum resolution is different from most other Public Forum resolutions in two significant ways: (1) The answer is driven almost entirely by how the rather ambiguous terms are defined/understood; (2) It’s largely a value question. In this brief essay, I [...]